Last Update August 9, 2019

 

6 Degree Intelligence Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Subscription Agreement Supplemental Terms and Conditions for 6 Degree Risk

The following outlines supplemental terms and conditions (the "Supplemental Terms and Conditions") to the 6 Degree Intelligence, LLC, Software-as-a-Service Subscription Agreement. All terms not otherwise defined herein shall be defined in accordance with the applicable Subscription Agreement between a client and 6 Degree Intelligence, LLC, and are incorporated herein by reference.

1.  Definitions. Any term not otherwise defined in this Agreement or the Subscription Page shall have the meaning below.

    "Access Credentials" means any security code, method, technology, or device used, alone or in combination, to verify an individual’s identity and authorization to access and use the Research Services.

    "Action" means a suit, action or proceeding by a party. 

    "Agreement" means this SaaS Services Subscription Agreement and the associated Subscription Page. 

    "Authorized User" means each of the individuals authorized to use the Services pursuant to Section 2.1 of the Subscription Agreement and the other terms and conditions of this Agreement as identified in Authorized User Terms of Use.

    "Customer Data" means, other than Resultant Data, information, data and other content, in any form or medium, that is collected, downloaded or otherwise received, directly or indirectly from Customer or an Authorized User by or through the Research Services or that incorporates or is derived from the Processing of such information, data or content by or through the Services. Customer Data includes information reflecting the access or use of the Services by or on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User other than Resultant Data.

      "Customer Systems" means the Customer’s information technology infrastructure, including computers, software, hardware, databases, electronic systems (including database management systems) and networks, whether operated directly by Customer or through the use of third-party services.

    "Documentation" means any manuals, instructions, or other documents or materials that the Provider provides or makes available to Customer in any form or medium and which describe the functionality, components, features or requirements of the Services or Provider Materials, including any aspect of the installation, configuration, integration, operation, use, support or maintenance thereof.

    "Harmful Code" means any software, hardware or other technology, device or means, including any virus, worm, malware or other malicious computer code, the purpose or effect of which is to (a) permit unauthorized access to, or to destroy, disrupt, disable, distort, or otherwise harm or impede in any manner any (i) computer, software, firmware, hardware, system or network or (ii) any application or function of any of the foregoing or the security, integrity, confidentiality or use of any data Processed thereby, or (b) prevent Customer or any Authorized User from accessing or using the Services or Provider Systems as intended by this Agreement. Harmful Code does not include any Provider Disabling Device.

    "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all registered and unregistered rights granted, applied for or otherwise now or hereafter in existence under or related to any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, database protection or other intellectual property rights laws, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection, in any part of the world.

    "Internet Portal" shall mean the point of access to Provider’s Research Services on the internet world wide web defined by a uniform resource located provided by Provider to Customer’s Authorized Users. 

    "Law" means any requirement of any federal, state, local or foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or any arbitrator, court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction.

    "Losses" means any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification hereunder and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers.

    "Permitted Use" means any use of the Services by an Authorized User for the benefit of Customer solely in or for Customer’s internal business operations/for any and all lawful purposes subject to the provisions of Section 2 of the Subscription Agreement provided that in no event shall the services be used for any Prohibited Use. 

    "Person" means an individual or entity.

    "Personal Information" means any non-public information that, individually or in combination, does or can identify a specific individual or by or from which a specific individual may be identified, contacted or located, as may further be defined in applicable Privacy Laws.

    "Privacy Laws" shall mean, to the extent applicable to the use by Customer, any domestic or international laws related to protection of Personal Information, including but not limited to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, (15 U.S.C. 6501, et seq.,), the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act of 1999 (GLBA)(P.L. 106-102), the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 199  (18 USC §§2721-2725), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq.), the  Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996,104 P.L. 191,110 Stat. 1936, 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (1798.140(c)), the EU Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EEC) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016.

    "Prohibited Use" shall mean any use that is in violation of any Privacy Laws or that is in violation of Section 2.3 of the Subscription Agreement.

    "Process" means to take any action or perform any operation or set of operations that the SaaS Services are capable of taking or performing on any data, information or other content, including to collect, receive, input, upload, download, record, reproduce, store, organize, compile, combine, log, catalog, cross-reference, manage, maintain, copy, adapt, alter, translate or make other derivative works or improvements, process, retrieve, output, consult, use, perform, display, disseminate, transmit, submit, post, transfer, disclose or otherwise provide or make available, or block, erase or destroy. "Processing" and "Processed" have correlative meanings.

    "Provider Disabling Device" means any software, hardware or other technology, device or means (including any back door, time bomb, time out, drop dead device, software routine or other disabling device) used by Provider or its designee to disable Customer’s or any Authorized User’s access to or use of the Services automatically with the passage of time or under the positive control of Provider or its designee.

    "Provider Materials" means the Service Software, Specifications, Documentation and Provider Systems and any and all other information, data, documents, materials, works and other content, devices, methods, processes, hardware, software and other technologies and inventions, including any deliverables, technical or functional descriptions, requirements, plans or reports, that are provided or used by Provider or any Subcontractor in connection with the Services or otherwise comprise or relate to the Services or Provider Systems. For the avoidance of doubt, Provider Materials include Resultant Data and any information, data or other content derived from Provider’s monitoring of Customer’s access to or use of the Services, but do not include Customer Data.

    "Provider Personnel" means all individuals involved in the performance of Services as employees, agents or independent contractors of Provider or any Subcontractor.

    "Provider Systems" means the information technology infrastructure used by or on behalf of Provider in performing the Services, including all computers, software, hardware, databases, electronic systems (including database management systems) and networks, whether operated directly by Provider or through the use of third-party services.

    "Public Data" means Data obtained from a third party source, including without limitation (i) data obtained from governmental or inter-governmental bodies; (ii) data obtained from non-governmental organizations; (iii) data obtained from organizations providing a public, quasi-public or regulatory function; and (iv) unstructured or semi-structured data scraped from company websites (e.g. company organization information, annual reports, press releases, data made available for transparency purposes, etc.).

    "Representatives" means, with respect to a party, that party’s employees, officers, directors, consultants, agents independent contractors, service providers, and legal advisors.

    "Research Data" means the database content made available for Research Services by Provider. 

    "Research Reports" means results of research undertaken by Authorized Users that are generated via utilization of Research Services.

    "Resultant Data" means information, data and other content that is derived by or through the Services from Processing Customer Data and is sufficiently different from such Customer Data that such Customer Data cannot be reverse engineered or otherwise identified from the inspection, analysis or further Processing of such information, data or content.

    "Research Services" means the Processing of Research Data and generation of Research Reports utilizing Service Software accessed by Authorized Users via the Internet Portal as set forth in Section 1.1 of the Subscription Agreement and Authorized User Terms of Use.

    "Service" shall mean Provider’s 6 Degree RiskSM software as a service as set forth in Section 1.1 of the Subscription Agreement, including the Research Services.

    "Service Software" means the Provider software application or applications and any third-party or other software, and all new versions, updates, revisions, improvements and modifications of the foregoing, that Provider provides remote access to and use of as part of the Services.

"Specifications" shall mean the specifications provided by Provider as set forth in Schedule  A which set forth the hardware and software requirements for Authorized Users to get.

"Subscription Page" means the 6 Degree Intelligence SaaS Services Subscription Agreement Subscription Page to which this Exhibit A is attached. 

    "Support Schedule" has the meaning set forth in Section 3.4 of the Subscription Agreement and in the Subscription Page.

    "Support Services" has the meaning set forth in the Maintenance and Support Terms.

    "Term" has the meaning set forth in Sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the Subscription Agreement and in the Subscription Page.

    "Third Party Materials" means materials and information, in any form or medium, including any open-source or other software, documents, data, content, specifications, products, equipment or components of or relating to the Services that are not proprietary to Provider.

2.  Customer Obligations.

2.1  Customer Systems and Cooperation. Customer shall at all times during the Term: (a) set up, maintain and operate in good repair and in accordance with the Specifications all Customer Systems on or through which the Services are accessed or used; (b) provide Provider Personnel with such access to Customer’s premises and Customer Systems as is necessary for Provider to perform the Services in accordance with the Availability Requirement and Specifications; and (c) provide all cooperation and assistance as Provider may reasonably request to enable Provider to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under and in connection with this Agreement.

2.2  Effect of Customer Failure or Delay. Provider is not responsible or liable for any delay or failure of performance caused in whole or in part by Customer’s delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this Agreement (each, a "Customer Failure").

2.3  Corrective Action and Notice. If Customer becomes aware of any actual or threatened activity prohibited by Section 2.3 of the Subscription Agreement, Customer shall, and shall cause its Authorized Users to, immediately: (a) take all reasonable and lawful measures within their respective control that are necessary to stop the activity or threatened activity and to mitigate its effects (including, where applicable, by discontinuing and preventing any unauthorized access to the Services and Provider Materials and permanently erasing from their systems and destroying any data to which any of them have gained unauthorized access); and (b) notify Provider of any such actual or threatened activity.

2.4  Non-Solicitation. During the Term and for one year thereafter, Customer shall not, and shall not assist any other Person to, directly or indirectly, recruit or solicit for employment or engagement as an independent contractor any Person employed or engaged by Provider or any Subcontractor and involved in any respect with the Services or the performance of this Agreement or within the prior (12) twelve months. In the event of a violation of this Section 2.4, Provider will be entitled to liquidated damages equal to the compensation paid by Provider to the applicable employee or contractor during the prior twelve  months.

2.5 Prohibited Data. Customer acknowledges that the Services are not designed with security and access management for Processing the following categories of information: (a)) data that is classified and or used on the U.S. Munitions list, including software and technical data; (b) articles, services and related technical data designated as defense articles or defense services; and (c) ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) related data, (each of the foregoing, "Prohibited Data"). Customer shall not, permit any Authorized User or other Person to, provide any Prohibited Data to, or Process any Prohibited Data through, the Services, the Provider Systems or any Provider Personnel. Customer is solely responsible for reviewing all Customer Data and shall ensure that no Customer Data constitutes or contains any Prohibited Data.

2.6 Customer Control and Responsibility. Customer has and will retain sole responsibility for: (a) all Customer Data, including its content and use; (b) all information, instructions and materials provided by or on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User in connection with the Services; (c) Customer’s information technology infrastructure, including computers, software, databases, electronic systems (including database management systems) and networks, whether operated directly by Customer or through the use of third-party services ("Customer Systems"); (d) the security and use of Customer’s and its Authorized Users’ Access Credentials; and (e) all access to and use of the Services and Provider Materials directly or indirectly by or through the Customer Systems or its or its Authorized Users’ Access Credentials, with or without Customer’s knowledge or consent, including all results obtained from, and all conclusions, decisions and actions based on, such access or use.

2.7  Access and Security. Customer shall employ all physical, administrative and technical controls, screening and security procedures and other safeguards necessary to: (a) securely administer the distribution and use of all Access Credentials and protect against any unauthorized access to or use of the Research Services; and (b) control the content and use of Customer Data, including the uploading or other provision of Customer Data for Processing by the Research Services.

2.8  Data Backup.  Customer shall maintain regular data backups or redundant data archives with respect to Customer Data.  PROVIDER HAS NO OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, ALTERATION, DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE, CORRUPTION OR RECOVERY OF CUSTOMER DATA OR RESULTANT DATA.

2.9  Terms of Use.  Customer assures that each Authorized User will abide by the Terms of Use as set forth in Authorized User Terms of Use.

2.10 The Customer shall comply (and shall ensure all Authorized Users comply) with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations that apply to the Services and/or the Customer’s processing of the Resultant Data (or any part), and shall not transfer, export or re-export, directly or indirectly, separately or as a part of a system, the Services or the Resultant Data or access or use the Services or the Resultant Data (or any part) in, any country or territory for which a license or other approval is required under the laws of the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union or any of its member states, without first obtaining such license or other approval from Provider The Customer shall be solely responsible for ensuring its access, importation and use of the Services and the Resultant Data in or into any part of the Territory or elsewhere complies with all export and other laws.

3. Suspension

3.1 Provider may suspend access to the Services to all or some of the Authorized Users if (a) Provider suspects that there has been any misuse of the Services or breach of this Agreement; or (b) Customer fails to pay any sums due to Provider by the due date for payment.

3.2 Where the reason for the suspension is suspected misuse of the Research Services or breach of this Agreement, without prejudice to its rights under Section 7 of the Subscription Agreement or Section 6 hereof, Provider will take steps to investigate the issue and may restore or continue to suspend access in its discretion.

3.3 In relation to suspensions under Section 3.3, access to the Research Services will be restored promptly after Provider receives payment in full and cleared funds.

3.4 Fees shall remain payable during any period of suspension notwithstanding that the Customer.

4.  Third Party Data

4.1 The law on ownership of pure information is complex and varies across the world. Accordingly, Provider is not able to and does not make any warranty as to its ownership of the data.

4.2 Provider warrants to Customer on an ongoing basis that, assuming Customer’s compliance with this Agreement, as far as Provider is aware, neither the collection of the Research ; nor its supply to customer hereunder under any order is contrary to the Privacy Laws or any other applicable law.

4.3 Customer acknowledges that the Services include making Public Data available to the Customer.  The Customer agrees that:

                4.3.1       Provider has no responsibility for the use or consequences of use of any Public Data;

                4.3.2       the Customer is solely responsible for any Public Data used in connection with the Services and for compliance with all applicable third-party terms and restrictions which may govern the use of such Public Data (as notified to the Customer by Provider); and

                4.3.3       the continued availability of Public Data, is outside the control of Provider and Provider has no responsibility for any unavailability of or degradation in the Services to the extent resulting from the availability,      incompatibility or performance of any of the Public Data provided to Provider by third parties.

5.  Representations and Warranties.

5.1  Mutual Representations and Warranties. Each party represents and warrants to the other party that: (a)  it is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing as a corporation or other entity under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or other organization; (b)  it has the full right, power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations and grant the rights, licenses, consents and authorizations it grants or is required to grant under this Agreement; (c)  the execution of this Agreement by its representative whose signature is set forth at the end of this Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or organizational action of such party; and (d)  when executed and delivered by both parties, this Agreement will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such party, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms.

5.2  Additional Provider Representations, Warranties and Covenants. Provider represents, warrants and covenants to Customer that Provider will perform the Services using personnel of required skill, experience and qualifications and in a professional and workmanlike manner in accordance with generally recognized industry standards for similar services and will devote adequate resources to meet its obligations under this Agreement. Any warranty of Provider as set forth herein shall not apply to the extent that any error in the Services arises as a result of  (i) incorrect operation or use of the Services by the Customer, any Authorized user Subscriber or any Authorized User (including any failure to meet Specifications), (ii) use of any of the Research Services for a Prohibited Use, (iii) any act by any third party (including hacking or the introduction of any virus or malicious code); (iv)       any modification of Research Services (other than that undertaken by Provider or at its direction); or (v) any breach of this Agreement by the Customer (or by any Authorized User.

5.3  Additional Customer Representations, Warranties and Covenants. Customer represents, warrants and covenants to Provider that Customer owns or otherwise has and will have the necessary rights and consents in and relating to the Customer Data so that, as received by Provider and Processed in accordance with this Agreement, they do not and will not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any Intellectual Property Rights, or any privacy or other rights of any third party or violate any applicable Law.

5.4  DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN SECTION 5.1, SECTION 5.2 AND SECTION 5.3, ALL SERVICES AND PROVIDER MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND PROVIDER HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHER, AND PROVIDER SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PROVIDER MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES OR PROVIDER MATERIALS, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR RESULTS OF THE USE THEREOF, WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S REQUIREMENTS, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULT, BE COMPATIBLE OR WORK WITH ANY SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR OTHER SERVICES, OR BE SECURE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, FREE OF HARMFUL CODE OR ERROR FREE. ALL THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF OR CONCERNING ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS IS STRICTLY BETWEEN CUSTOMER AND THE THIRD-PARTY OWNER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF THE THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS.

6.  Indemnification.

6.1   Customer Indemnification. Customer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Provider and its Subcontractors and Affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns (each, a "Provider Indemnitee") from and against any and all Losses incurred by such Provider Indemnitee in connection with any Action by a third party (other than an Affiliate of a Provider Indemnitee) that/to the extent that such Losses arise out of or relate to any: (a)  Customer Data, including any Processing of Customer Data by or on behalf of Provider in accordance with this Agreement; (b)  any other materials or information (including any documents, data, specifications, software, content or technology) provided by or on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User, including Provider’s compliance with any specifications or directions provided by or on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User to the extent prepared without any contribution by Provider; (c)  allegation of facts that, if true, would constitute Customer’s breach of any of its representations, warranties, covenants or obligations under this Agreement; or (d)   negligence/gross negligence or more culpable act or omission (including recklessness or willful misconduct) by Customer, any Authorized User, or any third party on behalf of Customer or any Authorized User, in connection with this Agreement.

6.2  Indemnification Procedure. Provider shall promptly notify Customer of any Action for which such party believes it is entitled to be indemnified pursuant to Section 6.1 or Section 6.2, as the case may be. The party seeking indemnification (the "Indemnitee") shall cooperate with the other party (the "Indemnitor") at the Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. The Indemnitor shall immediately take control of the defense and investigation of such Action and shall employ counsel to handle and defend the same, at the Indemnitor’s sole cost and expense. The Indemnitee’s failure to perform any obligations under this Section 6.3 will not relieve the Indemnitor of its obligations under this Section 6 except to the extent that the Indemnitor can demonstrate that it has been  prejudiced as a result of such failure. The Indemnitee may participate in and observe the proceedings at its own cost and expense with counsel of its own choosing.

6.3 Mitigation. If any of the Services or Provider Materials are, or in Provider’s opinion are likely to be, claimed to infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party Intellectual Property Right, or if Customer’s or any Authorized User’s use of the Services or Provider Materials is enjoined or threatened to be enjoined, Provider may, at its option and sole cost and expense: (a)  obtain the right for Customer to continue to use the Services and Provider Materials materially as contemplated by this Agreement; (b)  modify or replace the Services and Provider Materials, in whole or in part, to seek to make the Services and Provider Materials (as so modified or replaced) non-infringing, while providing materially equivalent features and functionality, in which case such modifications or replacements will constitute Services and Provider Materials, as applicable, under this Agreement; or (c)  by written notice to Customer, terminate this Agreement with respect to all or part of the Services and Provider Materials and require Customer to immediately cease any use of the Services and Provider Materials subject to Customer’s compliance with its post-termination obligations set forth in Section 7.4 of the Subscription Agreement.

THIS SECTION 6 SETS FORTH CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDIES AND PROVIDER’S SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION FOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED OR ALLEGED CLAIMS THAT THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF (INCLUDING THE SERVICES AND PROVIDER MATERIALS) INFRINGES, MISAPPROPRIATES OR OTHERWISE VIOLATES ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT.

7.  Limitations of Liability.

7.1  EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL PROVIDER OR ANY OF ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ITS SUBJECT MATTER UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHERWISE, FOR ANY: (a) LOSS OF PRODUCTION, USE, BUSINESS, REVENUE OR PROFIT OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE; (b) IMPAIRMENT, INABILITY TO USE OR LOSS, INTERRUPTION OR DELAY OF THE SERVICES, OTHER THAN FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ANY APPLICABLE SERVICE CREDITS PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.2 OF THE SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT, (c) LOSS, DAMAGE, CORRUPTION OR RECOVERY OF DATA, OR BREACH OF DATA OR SYSTEM SECURITY, OR (d) CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, ENHANCED OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PERSONS WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES WERE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

7.2  CAP ON MONETARY LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL THE  AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PROVIDER NDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ITS SUBJECT MATTER, UNDER ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, INCLUDING BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY CUSTOMER TO PROVIDER IN THE MOST RECENT CALENDAR YEAR. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION APPLIES NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

8.  Force Majeure.  Internet service

8.1  No Breach or Default. In no event will Provider be liable or responsible to Customer, or be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement, when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by any circumstances beyond Provider’s reasonable control (a "Force Majeure Event"), including without limitation acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake or explosion, war, terrorism, invasion, riot or other civil unrest, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this Agreement, national or regional emergency, strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances, passage of Law or any action taken by a governmental or public authority, including imposing an embargo, export or import restriction, quota or other restriction or prohibition or any complete or partial government shutdown, national or regional or local shortage of adequate power or telecommunications or transportation, or service outages of Provider’s or Customers internet service providers, or other outages of internet infrastructure providers affecting service availability of Provider and its underlying data suppliers. Either party may terminate this Agreement if a Force Majeure Event affecting the ability of Provider to provide Service to Customer continues substantially uninterrupted for a period of thirty (30) days or more.

8.2  Affected Party Obligations. In the event of any failure or delay caused by a Force Majeure Event, Provider shall give prompt written notice to Customer stating the period of time the occurrence is expected to continue and use commercially reasonable efforts to end the failure or delay and minimize the effects of such Force Majeure Event.

9.  Miscellaneous.

9.1  Further Assurances. Upon a party’s reasonable request, the other party shall, at the requesting party’s sole cost and expense, execute and deliver all such documents and instruments, and take all such further actions, necessary to give full effect to this Agreement.

9.2  Relationship of the Parties. The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.

9.3  Public Announcements. Neither party shall issue or release any announcement, statement, press release or other publicity or marketing materials relating to this Agreement or otherwise use the other party’s trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names or other indicia of source, affiliation or sponsorship, in each case, without the prior written consent of the other party, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed, provided, however, that Provider may, without Customer’s consent, include Customer’s name and/or other indicia in its lists of Provider’s current or former customers of Provider in promotional and marketing materials.

9.4  Notices. All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications under this Agreement have binding legal effect only if in writing and addressed to a party as follows (or to such other address or such other person that such party may designate from time to time in accordance with this Section 9.4): (i) If to Provider, at the physical and email address set forth on the Subscription Page to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer; (ii) if to Customer, at the physical and email address set forth on the Subscription Page to the attention of the Authorize Representative.

Notices sent in accordance with this Section 9.4 will be deemed effectively given: (a) when received, if delivered by hand, with signed confirmation of receipt; (b) when received, if sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier, signature required; (c) when sent, if by facsimile or e-mail, , if sent during the addressee’s normal business hours, and on the next business day, if sent after the addressee’s normal business hours; and (d) on the fifteenth *15th) day after the date mailed by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid.

9.5  Interpretation. For purposes of this Agreement: (a) the words "include," "includes" and "including" are deemed to be followed by the words "without limitation"; (b) the word "or" is not exclusive; (c) the words "herein," "hereof," "hereby," "hereto" and "hereunder" refer to this Agreement as a whole; (d) words denoting the singular have a comparable meaning when used in the plural, and vice-versa; and (e) words denoting any gender include all genders. Unless the context otherwise requires, references in this Agreement: (x) to sections, exhibits, schedules, attachments and appendices mean the sections of, and exhibits, schedules, attachments and appendices attached to, this Agreement; (y) to an agreement, instrument or other document means such agreement, instrument or other document as amended, supplemented and modified from time to time to the extent permitted by the provisions thereof; and (z) to a statute means such statute as amended from time to time and includes any successor legislation thereto and any regulations promulgated thereunder. The parties intend this Agreement to be construed without regard to any presumption or rule requiring construction or interpretation against the party drafting an instrument or causing any instrument to be drafted. The exhibits, schedules, attachments and appendices referred to herein are an integral part of this Agreement to the same extent as if they were set forth verbatim herein.

9.6  Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for reference only and do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

9.7  Entire Agreement. This Agreement together with the related exhibits, schedules, attachments and appendices constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter.  

9.8  Assignment. Customer shall not assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights, or delegate or otherwise transfer any of its obligations or performance, under this Agreement, in each case whether voluntarily, involuntarily, by operation of law or otherwise, without Provider’s prior written consent. For purposes of the preceding sentence, and without limiting its generality, any merger, consolidation or reorganization involving Customer (regardless of whether Customer is a surviving or disappearing entity) will be deemed to be a transfer of rights, obligations or performance under this Agreement for which Provider’s prior written consent is required. No delegation or other transfer will relieve Customer of any of its obligations or performance under this Agreement. Any purported assignment, delegation or transfer in violation of this Section 9.8 is void. This Agreement is binding upon and inures to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns.

9.9  No Third-party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their respective  successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other Person any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement.

9.10  Amendment and Modification; Waiver. No amendment to or modification of  this Agreement is effective unless it is in writing, identified as an amendment to this Agreement and signed by an authorized representative of each party. No waiver by any party of any of the provisions hereof shall be effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power or privilege arising from this Agreement shall operate or be construed as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.

9.11  Severability. If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the greatest extent possible.

9.12  Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction. This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of North Carolina without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would require or permit the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of North Carolina. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or the rights granted hereunder shall/may be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of North Carolina in each case located in the city of Raleigh and County of Wake, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding. Service of process, summons, notice or other document by mail to such party’s address set forth herein shall be effective service of process for any suit, action or other proceeding brought in any such court.

9.13  Waiver of Jury Trial. Each party irrevocably and unconditionally waives any right it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any legal action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.

9.14  Equitable Relief. Each party acknowledges and agrees that a breach or threatened breach by such party of any of its obligations under Section 6 of the Subscription Agreement or, in the case of Customer, Section 2.3 of the Subscription Agreement, Section 2.3 or Section 4.3, would cause the other party irreparable harm for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and agrees that, in the event of such breach or threatened breach, the other party will be entitled to equitable relief, including a restraining order, an injunction, specific performance and any other relief that may be available from any court, without any requirement to post a bond or other security, or to prove actual damages or that monetary damages are not an adequate remedy. Such remedies are not exclusive and are in addition to all other remedies that may be available at law, in equity or otherwise.

9.15  Attorneys’ Fees. In the event that any action, suit, or other legal or administrative proceeding is instituted or commenced by either party hereto against the other party arising out of  this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs from the non-prevailing party.

9.16  Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed by use of electronic signature and may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which, taken together, shall constitute one and the same agreement.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of this agreement by electronic means, including by an electronic signature service provider complying with the provisions of the federal E-SIGN Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and/or other applicable law, portable document format (PDF) or by other electronic means shall be equally effective as delivery of an original by mail.